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Efficiency with Algorithms

Recently had look at excellent talk on Efficiency with Algorithms, Performance with Data Structures , this talk has really some good content on performance. In this blog i will share some of ideas from above talk and few things that i have learned. Pre processing This is very common trick, this is trade off between processing required when actual requests comes ...

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RESTful considered harmful

I don’t like RESTful principles and APIs. In recent years it is seen as universal protocol for inter-process communication, especially in distributed systems. However I see many deficiencies of REST and there are alternatives that work well for certain use cases. Obviously there is no one size fits all, I just want to emphasize that REST architecture is flawed in ...

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Running WildFly on Kubernetes. On Windows. Fabric8!

Have you ever dreamed about running WildFly on OpenShift and leverage the latest Kubernetes features: On Windows? Sounds like blasphemy: Everything about those technologies is screaming GO and Linux. Windows doesn’t seem to be the right fit. But I know, that there are many developers out there, being stuck on Windows. Corporate laptops, easy management and whatever reasons the different ...

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Java SE 8 new features tour: Processing Collections with Streams API

Cleaner, readable, and powerful coding with Java SE 8 Streams….. In this article of the “Java SE 8 new features tour” series, we will deep dig into explanation, and exploring the code, on how to traversing collections with streams Creating streams from collections and arrays, Aggregating stream values. In the previous article “Traversing, filtering, processing collection, & methods enhancements with ...

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NULL is Not The Billion Dollar Mistake. A Counter-Rant

A short while ago, I gave this answer on Quora. The question was “What is the significance of NULL in SQL?” and most of the existing answers went on about citing C.J. Date or Tony Hoare and unanimously declared NULL as “evil”. So, everyone rants about NULL all the time. Let me counter-rant.     Academics Of course, academics like ...

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Building A Chat App With Codename One Part 2

In the second part of this tutorial we will cover the login process for Google and getting a unique id. We’ll try to write generic code that we can later reuse for the Facebook login process. But first lets cover what “signing in” actually means…​ When you handle your own user list and a user signs in thru registration, you ...

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How and Why to Serialize Lambdas

Overview Serializing lambdas can be useful in a number of use cases such as persisting configuration, or as a visitor pattern to remote resources. Remote Visitors For example, so I want to access a resource on a remote Map, I can use get/put, but say I just want to return a field from the value of a Map, I can ...

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Why we do not use comments

When I learned PASCAL programming at TU Budapest in 1986 there was a preprocessor developed specially for student code. It stopped the compilation process if the number of inline comments was less than the number of executable code. There was a rule: we had to have at least 50% of the code meaningful comments. 30 years passed and now we ...

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Alerting in Production: 6 Tools to Track Errors and Uptime

What are some of the best alerting tools for tracking errors and uptime? Having all the automation and management in the world can only take you so far if you have no clue what’s actually happening in your production app. Alerting tools provide insight into the workings and status of your app. Some reach out to you to notify you ...

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